ADAG Awards

 

Save the date for the Annual Diversity Awards Gala 2020, the only multicultural awards dinner in Saskatoon exclusively celebrating workforce diversity!

Don't miss the spectacular ceremony on February 13th, 2020 featuring dinner, multicultural entertainment and exciting door prizes!

Tickets will be available for purchase on December 6th, 2019.

 


ADAG

Celebrating Diversity

We strive to work hand-in-hand with employers who recognize that newcomers bring broader perspectives and expertise to the workforce. Many Saskatchewan companies get a competitive edge by hiring staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, which reflects the increasingly diverse mosaic of their current and prospective clientele.

The Saskatoon Open Door Society holds an annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of companies and individuals that have shown exceptional leadership in workplace diversity and have demonstrated an inclusive attitude towards immigrants.

Nomination Process

Step 1. Self-nominations and nominations by third parties will be accepted from October 1, 2019 to November 4, 2019.

Step 2. NEW THIS YEAR! The Nominees themselves are required to complete and submit an application by December 6, 2019.

Nomination Categories

  • Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment
    To be eligible, an employer must be registered in Saskatchewan and demonstrate an inclusive attitude towards hiring immigrants*.
    Agencies primarily dedicated to serving newcomers are not eligible.

  • Leadership in Immigrant Integration
    To be eligible, an employer must be registered in Saskatchewan and demonstrate leadership in immigrant* integration into the workplace through various initiatives. Agencies primarily dedicated to serving newcomers are not eligible.

  • Employer Partner of the Year
    To be eligible, an employer must be registered in Saskatchewan and cooperate with the Saskatoon Open Door Society on promoting immigrant* employment outcomes.

  • Individual Achievement
    To be eligible, an individual must demonstrate personal commitment to immigrant* employment and workplace integration.

  • Newcomer Entrepreneur
    A local business primarily owned and operated by a newcomer that has been in operation for at least 2 years, but not longer than 10 years. The business must demonstrate support for immigrant* employment, contribution to the local economy, and commitment to community involvement.

    * The term immigrant refers to recent and established newcomers whose education and work experience was mainly obtained outside of Canada.


Nominations for 2019 are now closed. We thank everyone who submitted a nomination.

 


Nominee Application Forms

Starting in 2019, ADAG Nominees themselves are required to complete and submit the applications themselves. If you have been nominated for an award, please download and fill out the appropriate forms below and submit by email to epsd@sods.sk.ca by December 6, 2019.


Recognition of Award Winners

  • Public recognition and networking opportunities at the awards ceremony
  • A plaque recognizing the winner’s contribution
  • A window decal to be placed at the winner's place of business
  • Media coverage, with all the winners’ names announced in press releases and the winners’ profiles posted on the SODS website
Annual Diversity Awards Gala

Annual Diversity Awards 2019 | Winners

  • Warm 'n' Cozy Personal Care Homes | Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment - Small Enterprise
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen - Saskatoon | Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment - Large Enterprise
  • Jerry’s Food Emporium | Excellence in Immigrant Integration - Small Enterprise
  • Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) | Excellence in Immigrant Integration - Large Enterprise 
  • Royal Bank of Canada | Long-Term Employer Partner
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. | Employer Partner of the Year 
  • Tech Edge Ltd. | Newcomer Entrepreneur 
  • Ms. Shana Stevens | Individual Achievement in Immigrant Employment and Integration 

Learn more about 2019 winners

Annual Diversity Awards Winners 2018 | Winners

  • Jerry's Food Emporium | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Small Enterprise
  • Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Large Enterprise
  • 7shifts Employee Scheduling Software Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Small Enterprise
  • The Home Depot | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Large Enterprise
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Large Enterprise
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. | Employer Partner of the Year 
  • The Saskatoon Co-operative Association Ltd. | Long-term Employer Partner 
  • Mr. Jim Bence | Individual Achievement in Immigrant Employment and Integration

Learn more about the 2018 winners